A ‘CHEERFUL’ care worker has been nominated for a Worcestershire Health and Social Care Award.

Reece Welsted works at Chandos Lodge in Hagley and has been praised for his commitment to care and his ‘friendly and professional communication’ with families.

Reece has been nominated for the award by a family member of a woman he looked after during the Covid lockdown.

Fiona Holland said Reece made her mother-in-law’s transition into Chandos Lodge a ‘highly reassuring and pleasant experience’ for everyone involved.

“Reece recognised the difficulties that lockdown presented at the outset and made sure that my mother-in-law could speak to us daily on the telephone and helped her settle into this new environment,” said Fiona.

“He put her at ease with his kindness and humour.

“Reece worked tirelessly in a very small team, working very long hours, and always remained positive and cheerful despite the very challenging circumstances. 

“This type of young individual is a rarity and should receive recognition for his total commitment to the care sector and I know my mother-in-law would be the first to nominate him.”

In response to his nomination, Reece said: “I am extremely honoured and grateful to have received this nomination from Fiona.

“It is great to know that all our hard work during the lockdown period has been recognised, even though I was just doing my job during difficult times”

The Worcestershire Health and Social Care Awards have been launched across all of our titles in Worcestershire - Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Redditch Advertiser and The Shuttle, in conjunction with the University of Worcester.

The Care Home Worker Award is sponsored by Clarendon Care Group – exceptional care homes, where the quality of care ensures residents feel safe, secure, valued and cared for.

To nominate someone, visit https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/whsc-awards-2022/.